Do You Know What’s in Your Flea & Tick Products?
Reading the ingredients label is more important than ever to make sure the products you use are safe for your pet, and the planet.
Some of the most recommended flea and tick products are made with harmful chemicals. Now, more than ever, reading the ingredient label is necessary in order to determine if the product is safe for our pet and how it can impact our environment.
Many of the substances found in Flea & Tick repellant products include pesticides that can easily be transferred to humans simply by petting the family pet.
When purchasing repellants, it is equally important to consider the impact that they will have on our eco systems. Whether it is toxins seeping into our waterways from a bath or the disposal of empty containers filling landfills, we at Pure and Natural Pet encourage using products that cause the least amount of damage to the environment.
According to the National Pesticide Information Center, “because DEET is used in so many products, by so many people, it has been found in waste water and in places where waste water moves into other larger bodies of water.”
The FDA has stated many “traditional” Flea & Tick meds with Isoxazolines are causing neurologic issues in pets. The symptoms most often reported include muscle tremors, nerve issues and seizures.
Other side effects reported for these drugs are:
Tremors Seizures Ataxia/nerve issues
Vomiting Diarrhea Loss of appetite
Skin irritations Lethargy Loss of bodily movement
Depression Urinary incontinence Low blood pressure Intestinal issues Dilation of pupils Gastric dilatation
What Are the Dangers for Your Dog?
The problem with poisoning fleas and ticks is that you have to first poison the host … that’s your dog. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) banned many of the pesticides used in flea and tick treatments from other household products 15 years ago, but overlooked them in pet products. Tell the EPA to ban toxic chemicals in Flea & Tick.
A Safer Solution – NATURAL Flea & Tick Protection
Devoid of harsh chemicals such as pyrethrin, permethrin and DEET, our products provide the protection your dog needs without the risk of dangerous side effects.
The following chart list the ingredients in Pure and Natural Pet Flea & Tick products and their functioning benefit.
Our award-winning Flea & Tick Shampoo is made with a skin soothing formula and aromatic essential oils that naturally serve as an insect repellent.
Our Flea & Tick Spray allows you to easily spray your pet, their collars, their bedding as well as any place they like to lounge, making sure that they stay safe from fleas & ticks thus preventing any infestation from occurring.
Our safe & gentle, eco-friendly Flea & Tick Wipes are flushable and allow you to target the prone areas where Fleas & Ticks are likely to hide. This includes crevices on and around their head and neck as well as between their toes and paw pads.
When is Flea & Tick Season?
For many regions, Flea & Ticks are a yearly problem, particularly in warm areas of the country. Flea season is year-round. In the middle of the US, fleas and ticks are a greater risk generally between March and December. Moving north, flea season gets gradually shorter. However, fleas and ticks can strike any time of year, in any part of the country.
What Ticks are in My Area?
While most ticks are visible to the naked eye, they are often the size of a pinhead before they bite, and are un-noticed until they are engorged with blood.
It is ideal to check your pet regularly if you live in an area where ticks are prevalent, especially if your pet spends a lot of time outdoors.
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